• National Chef of the Year

    October 17, 2017 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    Each year since its launch in 1972, The National Chef of the Year competition seeks to find the best national and young national chefs. Carried out by the Craft Guild of Chefs this award hand picks the most prestigious fresh talent to find the next big thing in the culinary world.   Previous winners of this award include familiar faces, such as Mark Sergeant, Gordan Ramsey and Alyn Williams. The judging panel is a culmination of well- known and respected talents; from Tom Kerridge to... Read More

  • KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY AND HEALTHY WITH SMARTER TABLEWARE CHOICES

    June 28, 2017 Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    ‘New Kids on the Block’ is just one of the many features in this month’s edition of Trend Set magazine which talks about healthy food options, food presentation and trends which are being rapidly embraced by restaurants nationwide. Parents are increasingly looking for healthier foods to serve to their children, from swapping beans for peas and battered chicken to fresh fish. However, with this movement towards healthier food as well as the recently announced push for us to eat a mega 10 fruits and... Read More

  • LOCKHART INTRODRODUCE NEW COLLECTION UNDER THE EVER-POPULAR CRÈME RANGE

    May 08, 2017 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The Crème range by Lockhart Catering Equipment is a collection of simple yet refined tableware which is beautiful with an air of unmistakable air of quality. The choice of fine ivory colouring in an eclectic range of innovative shapes and styles to create a subtle yet elegant blank canvas on which the chef can present their art. In addition to the current collection within the range, Lockhart have introduced a new style. Embossed natural waves circle each piece of Rousseau; the latest exquisite collection... Read More

  • What’s in your cup? Coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the food service industry in 2017

    April 24, 2017 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    A cuppa tea, brew; whatever you might call it, tea has always been synonymous with the British stereotype. However, over recent decades, the nation has sought something with a bit more kick. Coffee’s popularity has grown from an occasional break from the norm, to an everyday essential for most. Interestingly, the digital era has contributed to this rise in popularity, with laptops becoming an essential piece of kit for busy students and professionals on the go and mobile phones with their endless updates, applications... Read More

  • INTRODUCING NEW COLOURWAYS FOR LOCKHART’S ARTISAN RANGE

    March 20, 2017 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Artisan is a beautiful tableware range that combines shape, texture and colour in a way that is designed to elevate and enhance the entire dining experience. Inspired by the hand-thrown style of pottery design studios, Artisan offers something unique. Taking inspiration from Mediterranean culture and cuisines, the new Artisan range colourways have been designed to showcase vibrant, healthy food, ideal for presenting colourful and spicy dishes. The new ocean blue collection creates a calm backdrop for seafood or light salads, – the high gloss,... Read More

  • RISING FOOD WASTE IN THE UK | 2017

    February 06, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Food waste in the UK is a rotten topic at the moment. Three major WRAP studies published in 2013 and 2016 estimated annual food waste arisings within UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors at around 10 million tonnes, 60% of which could have been avoided. This has a value of over £17 billion a year, and is associated with around 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Around 85% (by weight) of the avoidable food waste arises... Read More

  • SMOOTH THE UNSMOOTH

    January 30, 2017 Drink Recipes; General; Latest Features; Latest News

    It’s no surprise that the smoothie became a popular drink when the world’s first blender hit the shelves. The first blenders were introduced as milkshake mixers in 1910 when the small electric motor was invented by the pioneering, household appliance advocates; Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. These were, what we would most likely call today; a ‘Retro Kitchen Appliance’. The motor was separate and attached onto an adjustable stand, the cup would be placed onto the stand and raised up to the motorised mixer to create... Read More

  • OUR PREDICTION OF THE TOP CHRISTMAS TRENDS FOR 2016

    December 19, 2016 General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The traditional Christmas dinner is steeped in history, passed down generation after generation, however this doesn’t change the fact that we are seeing the rise of modern twists on the Christmas dishes, and we are seeing this now, more than ever. With a nod to the wider food trends we have seen flourish over the last few years, it’s not only the style of food that has changed, but also the way in which food is presented. We have identified emerging trends within festive... Read More

  • WAYS TO SAY “HAPPY NEW YEAR” WITH FOOD AND DRINK – TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    December 12, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The annual celebration of another year passing by is rejoiced in different ways all over the globe. From England to France and Mexico to Japan, there is a number of traditions carried out all in the name of good luck and health for the forthcoming New Year. Below are some of the weird and wonderful ways people celebrate the New Year in various countries. Argentina On New Year’s Day, Argentineans eat beans, following the belief that eating beans will help them keep their current job... Read More